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SAS-TEC Back Protector

Item: P89254

Cutting edge SAS-TEC material is intelligent armor constructed from visco elastic soft foam smart molecules.  It has earned the highest CE rating avai… Read More

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SAS-TEC Back Protector

Cutting edge SAS-TEC material is intelligent armor constructed from visco elastic soft foam smart molecules.  It has earned the highest CE rating available (CE level 2), during an impact, the armor freezes and hardens, absorbing the shock and distributing its force over a large area to reduce the risk of fractures. The protector is not destroyed by impact, but reverts back to its original state and maintains its capability to protect from multiple impacts.

SAS-TEC Armor has a soft and pliable exterior (as opposed to rigid KNOX armor) which offers a great deal of comfort and mobility. This protector is anatomically designed and  fitted to provide superior spine and back protection as well as the base of the neck /between the shoulder blades.

SC-1/11 Measurements (approximate):

  • Height: 16"
  • Width (at widest point): 11"
  • Thickness: 3/4"

SC-1/12 Measurements (approximate):

  • Height: 19"
  • Width (at widest point): 13"
  • Thickness: 3/4"

SC-1/16 Measurements (approximate):

  • Height: 21 1/4"
  • Width (at widest point): 13 3/8"
  • Thickness: 3/4"
Product Style RevZilla Item # MFR. Product # Availability
Product Style SC-1/11 RevZilla Item #773721 MFR. Product #FPG034 AvailabilityOut of Stock
Product Style SC-1/12 RevZilla Item #320920 MFR. Product #FPG027 AvailabilityOut of Stock
Product Style SC-1/16 RevZilla Item #773722 MFR. Product #FPG035 AvailabilityOut of Stock

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4.7 / 5.0
241 Reviews
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4.6 / 5
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4.5 / 5
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The best choice when it fits.
As others have noted, Revit really should put higher grade back protectors in their jackets, especially the more expensive, "up the food chain," ones. I have a Cayenne Pro which had an MSRP of $600. You'd think they could do better than a 25 cent back protector - and I'm not kidding - that's what the stock foam probably costs to produce.

The SAS-TEC replacement, which Anthony calls "Level 2, plus," is an enormous, positive upgrade.

However, I have in my possession a Forcefield Sub 4 Back protector. Forcefield claims that this armor provides the worlds best back protection. This claim is pretty close to Anthony's, vis a vis the SAS-Tech back protector.

A comparison is called for, but how would you do it? Crashes at various speeds is the obvious answer. I wonder why no one has gone that route? We also rejected that approach.

What we needed was a scientist to design a rigorous experiment comparing the two. We found a scientist; he said we would need a volunteer, a baseball bat, and a person willing to hit the volunteer in the back with increasing enthusiasm.

There being no one else available, the scientist also served as the volunteer, and his wife agreed to swing the bat, with steadily increasing enthusiasm in each of the two trials.

The volunteer first put the Forcefield Sub 4 back armor over his bare skin.

The bat was a 24" aluminum model like one might find at a Little League.

The hitter began to strike the volunteer, gently at first, but by the third swing, it hurt. He withstood two more, harder swings, before indicating that the trial could be stopped.

He then put on his Cayenne Pro Jacket, with the SAS-TEC back protector. The hitter swung five times and the impact of the bat did not hurt as badly as the third swing at the Forecfield armor. He asked the swinger if she was hitting harder with each swing, as instructed. She said she was, A sixth very hard swing was delivered. The volunteer certainly knew he was hit in the back but the pain was not as bad as the third swing with the the Sub 4.

Hitting the pavement is very different from being hit by a basball bat. The Forcefield armor covors more of the back, and it is attached to your body. In the Cayenne Pro jacket the SAS-TEC could slide or twist away from the impact area and fail to provide much protection at all.

With these caveats noted, within the limited context of this obviously somewhat casual experiment, the SAS-TEC fared better than the Forcefield Sub 4.

I doubt very much if the new back armor Revit has come out with for their jackets matches the SAS-TEC, but that is speculation. A volunteer, a batter, and a baseball bat could provide interesting empirical evidence bearing on that question..
July 4, 2013
Ride:
2001 Honda XR650R
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
2 / 5
Fantastic back protection!
I bought this back protector because I could not find a back protector to go into my Triumph Lawford leather jacket. I bought the size 1/12 to go into my size 38 jacket. I used an Exact-o™ knife to cut my back protector to fit the slot in my jacket. (Cutting the SAS-TEC protector will void the warranty, FYI). It is VERY easy to cut. I cut the top notch off the protector and shaved a little off the top and sides and it was a perfect fit.

The protector is very malleable once it warms to your body. The fact that it is so flexible makes it the most comfortable protector out there. I have an AlpineStars protector in my other jacket and that one feels like I have a skateboard attached to my back. No flexibility.

I plan to buy the SAS-TEC protector for any other jacket I purchase in the future.
May 26, 2011
Ride:
2008 Suzuki SV650
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Air Flow
1 / 5
Good product at a great Revzilla price
I bought this to fit inside my Aerostich Roadcrafter. It fits perfectly in the Transit Adapter (if you match up the sizes). Identical product for significantly less $ than Aerostich wanted. The pad is flexible and comfortable to wear -- no pressure anywhere on the spine.
March 9, 2016
Ride:
2012 BMW K1600GT
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
Great Armor
Bought as an upgrade for the OEM armor in my Scorpion Stinger Jacket. The SC-1/11 fit right in.
May 23, 2013
Ride:
2005 Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
3 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
3 / 5
Can't beat this protection
as an engineer i love the technology they're putting into this armor. As a rider I love the protection that it offers. Very very flexible when it's warm out. I don't even notice it. I had to cut it down to shape to fit in my rev it Air jacket. It cut really easily and I had read in a few places to cover the cut parts with tape to try and keep moisture out, even though the molecular structure shouldn't be affected by it anyways.
May 23, 2011
Ride:
2003 Buell XB9R Firebolt
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Comfort
3 / 5
Great protection in a high quality product
I used this to replace the back pad in a Tourmaster jacket. This pad was not the same shape as OEM so I had to cut it to size. The material is very dense and does not lose integrity when cut. I was happy to do so because the SAS-TEC material provides excellent impact dampening.

The back protector itself is harder than other pieces of SAS-TEC that I have for shoulders and elbows in my jacket. This is primarily due to it being thicker. I haven't crashed with it and I hope I don't have to.
August 17, 2015
Ride:
2015 Yamaha FZ-07
Great Replacement Armor
This is great replacement back armor for most any jacket, unless you have one with a really odd / proprietary size. The pad can be cut and trimmed to fit most jackets on the market. I recently purchased 3 of them. 2 for Revit Jackets, my Sand and my wife's turbine. I also purchased one for my Triumph H2 Sport Jacket. The pad is thick and a little tough to cut, but a box cutter razor works well. It is recommended to cover the exposed edges with duct tape to keep moisture out. The pad does feel a little stiff when cold, but warms quickly with body heat and becomes more flexible and forms to your back / riding position. Not extremely breathable, but that is likely by design, Do yourself a favor, protect your back. Get one!
March 11, 2011
Ride:
2009 BMW G650GS
Amazing how it conforms
I have the Rev'it Dragon Ladies Jacket and bought this to replace the foam in the back. Yes, as the video shows, I had to trim it down by using a Sharp utility knife, Ezy Peasy. I placed the foam against the sas-tec, drew around it and then trimmed on a slight angle. Fits like a glove! Seems stiff, but as soon as you put on your jacket, bam it warms up and conforms...you won't even know its there! I love it, may just buy another!
March 16, 2011
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
2 / 5
Peace of Mind
I purchased the SC 1/12 model, which is a perfect fit for my REV'IT Turbine Jacket. It slips in easily and is quite comfortable - with one exception. It is hotter than the flimsy foam that comes standard, and it does work against the purpose of a mesh jacket with very poor venting through the armor. That said, it works for the real purpose of having gear -- protection, and my jacket is still very rideable even in 90+ degree humidity. The armor is also much more in keeping with the other protective features of my jacket lacking in the stock back foam, offering CE level 2 protection, great fit and a good value for the protection you get. I feel much safer having real back protection and, if I ever do go down, I know I'll be happy I made this purchase.
June 13, 2011
Ride:
2010 Kawasaki EX250F Ninja 250R
CE2 rated back protector at a great price
How does it fit? - Rev-It does not list different sizes for this product since they have the size that fits their jackets. These however fit me perfect and in a competitors suit none-the-less. I'm 5'-8" usually wear a size 40-42" jacket to give you and idea of the fit. So if you are a bigger person this may not cover all the areas recommended by the manufacturer Sas-tec.

In my touring suit which has a little more room, I barely notice it installed when riding. It curves to your body well. I have another tighter sports jacket and with this protector in it it is a bit of a squeeze since the protector is a bit thicker than the useless factory foam back pads. Will provide update to review once I ride in warm weather to see how it breathes.

Overall a great product at the incredible price. Highly recommended for that extra protection. Hoping not to actually experience/use the protective qualities of the protector, but its really good to know it is there.
October 25, 2010
Ride:
2000 Honda VFR800 Interceptor
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